By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Stevens Point scored three goals in the first period and cruised to a 8-0 victory over Marshfield in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Tuesday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
The Panthers (14-4, 7-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) added four more goals in the second period and another in the third to finish off the victory.
Stevens Point held a 43-14 advantage in shots, and goalkeepers Collin Schuh (9) and Nathan Siclovan (5) saved all 14 shots for the Panthers.
Brock Caufield netted a hat trick, and Grant Czailkowski had a goal and three assists for Stevens Point.
Haydon Roy-Peterson had 35 saves for the Tigers (7-12, 1-7 WVC).
Marshfield plays at Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com at 7 p.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Panthers 8, Tigers 0
Stevens Point 3 4 1 – 8
Marshfield 0 0 0 – 0
First period: 1. SP, Kobe Keller (Brett Hiess), 3:32; 2. SP, Brock Caufield (Austin Haas, Keller), 15:58; 3. SP, Max Tatro (Anthony Smyth, Sam Medo), 16:39.
Second period: 4. SP, Haas (Grant Czaikowski), 1:01; 5. SP, Haas (Treyton Zinda), 2:51; 6. SP, Caufield (Czailkowski, Keller), 4:51; 7. SP, Czailkowski (Keller, Bobby Exner), 5:30.
Third period: 8. SP, Caufield (Czailkowski), 6:05.
Saves: SP, Nathan Siclovan 5, Collin Schuh 9; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 35.
Records: Stevens Point 15-4, 7-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 7-12, 1-7 Wisconsin Valley Conference.